Prof. Rick Beeman, MA

Instructor in Film Production
Screenwriting & Acting Specialist
International Experience: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, USA




  • Master of Arts, Film Aesthetics & Production, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Bachelor of Science, Double Major: Journalism and Broadcasting, Evangel University, Springfield, MO

Master's Thesis

  • John Henry : an adaptation of the legend

Teaching Specializations

  • Scriptwriting, Editing
  • Directing, Acting
  • Cinematography, Sound

Academic Experiences

  • Instructor, Film/TV Industry, John Robert Powers Modeling & Acting Agency, Houston, TX
  • Instructor, Videography & Production, LMA Film & Video, Dublin, CA
  • Adjunct Faculty, Acting, St. Christopher School, Budaiya, Bahrain
  • Adjunct Professor, Acting and Video Production, Ahlia University, Manama, Bahrain

Professional Experiences

  • Senior Producer, Legacies, Cary NC
  • Writer, Producer, Director, Editor; SAS, Cary, NC
  • Senior Creative Director, OneTVO, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • General Manager, Khalifa Shaheen Digital Images (KSDi), Budaiya, Bahrain
    • Created and hosted "The Funniest Person in Bahrain", the Middle East's first improvisational comedy competition
    • Created documentary, "The History of Bahrain's Seaports" for the Bahrain Government
  • Staff Writer/Director, LMA Film & Video, Pleasanton, CA
    •  Wrote, Directed and Edited “Time is Brain” a stroke awareness video that won the Freddy Award (Oscar equivalent for medical videos.)
  • Staff Writer/Director, Overseas Radio and Television, Taipei, Taiwan
    • Created “Jeff and Jenny” a children’s program to teach English as a second language.

Freelance Writer/Producer/Director Portfolio

  • SPECIAL TRIBUTE VIDEOS, American Heart Association & Red Cross, for the Freddie Awards NY 2006
  • Primary Focus, Chicago, IL; Produced “Raising Boys” a documentary 2002
  • JOURNEYS TO MARS, Schwartz and Company, Santa Monica, CA 2001
  • Various Projects; Impact Entertainment, Tulsa, OK 2001
  • FRANK SINATRA, A PASSIONATE LIFE, Bluth Productions, Burbank, CA 1999
  • LEGENDS: CHARLTON HESTON, Redrock Mgmt, North Hollywood, CA 1999
  • SAVAGE & SERENE, NEO Motion Pictures, Hollywood, CA 1999
  • THE JACKIE ROBINSON STORY, Starcom Entertainment, North Hollywood, CA 1999
  • THE REMARKABLE 20TH CENTURY, Passport Entertainment, North Hollywood, CA; Co-Produced 10-hour historical series which aired on PBS. 1998
  • EVITA: THE STORY OF EVA PERON, Redrock Mgmt, Hollywood, CA 1997
  • THE MICKEY MANTLE STORY, Starcom Entertainment, North Hollywood, CA 1997
  • SELENA, HER BITTERSWEET STORY, Starcom Entertainment, North Hollywood, CA 1996
  • THE DAY ELVIS DIED, Network One, Woodland Hills, CA 1996

Citations in the News

  • "Hollywood director to head KSDI," TradeArabia, Jan 26, 2009
  • "Lights, camera, action!," GulfWeekly, Jan 21-27, 2009
  • "Hollywood Challenge," Gulf Digital News, Mar 13, 2009
  • "Adam custody battle on DVD," Gulf Weekly, Jan 6-12, 2010

Online Portfolio